Manly BeachOnly a half and hour ferry ride from circular quay, Manly Beach is a great place for family day out to be by the beach, go surfing, snorkeling, enjoy the weather at laid back cafes or take scenic walks. A picturesque 30 minutes ferry ride to a fun town for a day. Remember that on weekdays the ferry rides are much cheaper and less crowded.
Next day it was time to go for a day tour to Whitehaven Beach and Day Dream Island. Though the journey through cruise was really a rough one as there was unusually high tide on that particular day. At one time our ship was under the tide and we could see that we were under water for good 5 secs and I was scared to death. But luckily we survived the journey and reached the world’s most beautiful beach i.e. Whitehaven Beach. 7km stretch of milky white sand beach with all shades of blue spread over the it, like fearless stroke of brush on artist's canvas, makes it a sight to live for (I don’t believe in dying for anything ;-) ).
If there's one word to describe Ned's Beach, it will be Paradise. One of the most beautiful and pristine beaches you will probably ever see. With feeding school of fish by your own good hands as an added activity, Ned's beach is also one of the most entertaining beaches on this island. Sadly, camping is not allowed on anywhere on this island!
Bay of Fires
Binalong Bay and the Bay of Fires lie just north of here. Here, I found my heavenly kingdom. I drove, sat, explored, swam and navigated the northeastern bit of Tasmania with nothing but a smile on my face. Even as a kid I never played on a jungle gym quite like this. And neither will you. If there’s one place to see in Tasmania–this is it. Give yourself at least half a day to get lost and hang out in the sun, water and on the sand.
(http://www.oceanrafting.com.au/) A definite recommendation for anyone who wants a short tour of the Whitsunday Islands without spending 400+ $$$ for an entire day. It includes snorkeling, the tour, climb to Hill Inlet, your lunch, and hilarious tour guides who won't allow a second of boredom. (take my advice and sit on the side of the boat for this one, especially if you're around for the whale migrating season - such a good view!)